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Lawyer Christina Crawford has a successful career and stable financial future, but is it enough? Her world is disrupted when a routine divorce case means working with a man she never expected - or wanted - to see again. During their first meeting, she can't deny a connection still exists. Her head warns her to run, but her heart yearns to stay.

Steven Mitchell is ruthless in the courtroom, but outside those doors, his easy charm, good looks, and unlimited stream of female companions gives him an unscrupulous reputation. Six years ago, Christina saw beyond his façade, but the emotions she evoked scared him and he pushed her away. Now he wants a second chance and he is determined to get her back...even if he has to play dirty.

©2014 Darlene Fredette (P)2017 Darlene Fredette

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Second chances contemporary romance

The story was well written but the main characters were aggravating at times! Two successful layers have to work together on a case. They had a great relationship six years ago until Steven had Christina fired for sexual harassment! Oh boy! That is a hard pill to swallow!

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

Steven is quite irrational and always jumps to conclusions based on appearances. There are some twists and turns and things are fixings to get more complicated when she goes away to help her sister get things ready for a wedding.

Steven regrets his past mistakes and tries to get her back. He plays dirty in order to get to her. I wished I could have slapped him a few times but there is a HEA! Sweet story about second chances and misunderstandings.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Twists and turns

An ending we don’t see coming between Christina and Steven. How can someone do such cruel things to someone they love? Love makes people do strange things. In this story we are captivated by Christina and her work. She had really worked for a career, seized early on by someone, she prevails not only professionally but personally too. Worth the listen. Reader was good, too.

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fun!

I enjoyed this sweet second- chance romance between two lawyers with good narration.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.

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  • DK
  • 02-26-18

Fun Chic Lit/Contempary Romance


This is a fun, serious and timely book about 2 lawyers. It focuses on their past and present as they meet, after 6 years, representing each side in a divorce dispute. The divorce dispute is secondary to the story of Christina Crawford and Steven Mitchell, as they cross paths in their professional and personal lives.

I would consider this 'chic lit' as well as contemporary romance. It is the perfect length for an afternoon of leisure or to be read/listened to in several sessions before bedtime (how I chose to listen to it.)

Bob Johnson is a good narrator, although I think I would have preferred dual narration M/F if given the choice, only because the book was about equal parts.

*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I liked this book, even if some of the scenes were a bit far-fetched… It is fiction, so it doesn't have to be COMPLETELY true to life.

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Interesting Story

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, via Audiobook Boom, and have voluntarily left this review." This story of how betrayal and misunderstandings can cause people to do strange things is wrapped around two sisters who ultimately fall in love with two brothers. It also shows how ruthless some lawyers can get when they want something. The narrator kept the story moving along and the HEAs that came out of the story were good. I recommend although the strong language could have been left out. It took away from the story for me.

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Legal Listen

I really enjoyed this legal listen that was a second chance at love for this couple. Five years have passed since Christina and Steven were involved with each other. They still have feelings and chemistry for each other even though Steven was the cause of their breakup. I enjoyed their banter and thought the imagery in the book was well done. Bob Johnson did a great performance with the emotions and characters. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. Was glad they got their HEA.

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a classy typical story

the story is good actually is not bad and how to say it right I did enjoy the story but I didn't approve the women character because she kind of pissed me off little bit "he hurt me but never mind I will let him do it again" it did piss me off a little but it's a classy good book and I'm giving it four stars

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Star crossed lovers??

Christina is a divorce attorney and is on her way out of town when her boss asks her to stay a bit longer to assist him in the case of a family friend. When they meet with opposing counsel...Christina is faced w her ex! 5yrs ago they worked at the same law firm...she was an associate and Steven was a senior attorney. They had a brief affair but then Christina was fired for sexual harassment...all of which was Steven’s doing. Now it seems that Steven has learned the error of his ways and wants her back...will Christina acquiesce? Oh yea, he’s also the brother of her sister’s fiancé. Lots of jealousy-drama...really wanted to smack Steven on numerous occasions...buuuuut eventually got my HEA! Quick sweet story and great narration.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-13-18

Not the silly girl blubbering over a guy.

When first I requested a copy of this book, and was gifted a copy via Audiobook Boom, I had envisioned that there it was legal mystery with some romance entwined. in fact, it is the opposite - a tiny head nod towards a divorce case only implanted to set up the tale of longings, misconceptions and fraught confrontations, all in the name of love.

So it was not the book for me, although the pre-adolescent antics of two supposedly suave and intelligent adult professional people was both amusing and horrendous. Five years before the beginning of the book, the two main protagonists had had a brief three week affaire ending in their sleeping together. Then a misunderstanding left both of them hurt, angry and apart. In the following years they avoided each other but never found another who attracted them in the same way and, when a divorce case brings them together again on opposing sides, sparks, tempers and tears fly. A further complication is that the sister of one is about to marry the brother of the other - and for some ridiculous reason, both potential lovers believe that that no one must know about their past relationship or the wedding would be in jeapody.
Remarkably, there are more silly emotional misunderstandings than Jane Austen could ever envisage. And plenty of histrionics to fill the pages.

Bob Johnson's narration is good, a reading, not a performance, with little or no attempt to differentiate the voices of the assorted protagonists. Thank goodness. His voice is warm, clear, well modulated with a slight sing song effect.and probably paced correctly with a lazy lope for the story, but, for this reader, it was improved by speeding the sound to 1.25. This is a quick read, quite amusing, but definitely not for anyone hoping for any legal action or mystery beyond how long will it be before they kill each other? Sadly, that part does not come into the story.

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  • MCR.
  • 02-02-18

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Lovely story that is quite funny though I do not think it is supposed to be. It is a love story that is full of misunderstandings that go backwards and forwards and seem never to get resolved. For intelligent people they are remarkably stupid lol. That is a good thing or there would not be any story. I liked it a lot, it is very entertaining. The narrator is excellent and well chosen.